Chiropractic is the third primary health care profession after Medicine and Dentistry.
Chiropractic works on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal problems (misalignments of the spine) and the negative effects that those may cause in the functioning of the nervous system and health (in a natural way, without medications or surgery).
Those problems or “vertebral subluxations” (as known in the profession) – that are caused by falls, injuries, accidents, traumatic birth, etc. – may produce many types of health problems to who suffer them:
|Herniated disc||Jaw pain||Athletic injuries|
|Whiplash||Back pain||Bell's palsy|
|Migraines||Traumatic birth||Trigeminal neuralgia|
|Neck pain||Headaches||Motor vehicle accidents|
In 1930 his son, B.J. Palmer, specialized in the treatment of the spine through a new method. This used x-ray analysis, to see and understand misalignment. This method worked to realign the body back to normal posture.
B.J. Palmer specialized in adjusting the atlas, the first vertebra of the spine, which then caused realignment of the entire spine and body.
The evolution of his work is reflected in the development of new and more specific methods for the correction of the spine, such as “Grostic”, “NUCCA”, and “Atlas Orthogonal”.
The chiropractic career consists of 5 to 7 university years and more than 5000 class hours that are divided into basic sciences, clinical sciences and internship.
After the studies the major Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) is achieved.
There are more than 24 chiropractic universities in the world today. Most of them are in the USA, where the profession was born.
The first chiropractic university founded in Spain (2008) is located in Madrid.
One of the main problems that the profession faces is the intrusion of individuals with no diplomas but still work as DC’s. When you visit a chiropractor in Spain make sure he/she is truly a Doctor in Chiropractic.